Philanthropists give £125k to improve ladies’ loos in theatres

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17 Aug 2016

The new ‘Spend a Penny’ fund has been launched by the Theatres Trust with support from Susan and Simon Ruddick.

If I were 22: Laura-Jane Foley

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28 Jul 2016

Enjoy your successes and brush away your losses, playwright and art historian Laura-Jane Foley tells 22 year olds.

A capable band of women

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07 Jul 2016

Astounded by the sexist remarks she received while touring a theatre production with an all-female crew, Sarah Brown tries to make sense of it.

What makes a leader?

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06 Jul 2016

After two years observing leadership styles across the Ambassador Theatre Group, graduate trainees Rachel Lane and Jamie Budgett discuss their vision of a good leader.

Nicola Thorold dies aged 51

29 Jun 2016

Executive Producer at The Roundhouse, Co-Director of World Stages London and co-founder of What Next?, Nicola Thorold has died of cancer shortly after receiving an OBE for services to the arts.

Job Ladder – Robert O’Dowd

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16 Jun 2016

From Topshop to Rose Theatre Kingston, Chief Executive Robert O’Dowd takes us through the steps of his career. 

A voice for the future

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15 Jun 2016

Tired of seeing British East Asian actors being given underwritten, stereotyped roles, Kumiko Mendl decided to do something about it.

If I were 22: Leo Kay

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15 Jun 2016

Do not be seduced by beautiful lies, theatremaker Leo Kay tells 22 year olds.

My year as a Stage One apprentice

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06 Jun 2016

Nathan Brine’s year at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre as a Stage One apprentice was so much more than being a glorified tea-person.

How to... direct yourself on stage

06 Jun 2016

Self-confessed control freak Neal Foster shares his tips for writing, directing and performing your own work.

If I were 22: Tanika Gupta

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03 Jun 2016

Get out there and treat critics like a dog treats lamp posts: playwright Tanika Gupta gives advice for 22 year olds.

Scottish children to see one live theatre production every year

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03 Jun 2016

A new pilot scheme led by Imaginate and National Theatre Scotland will bring live performances to 15,000 schoolchildren this autumn.

A new life for historic theatres

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24 May 2016

Rebecca Morland shares step-by-step advice for groups looking to save historic theatre buildings from decay, demolition or closure.

How to… find your muse

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19 May 2016

Director Judy Hegarty has been working for 20 years, and keeps returning to the writer Samuel Beckett. How can you find a similar source of inspiration?

Guide offers blueprint for dementia friendly performances

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18 May 2016

Two years after hosting its first dementia friendly performance, West Yorkshire Playhouse has released a best-practice guide to putting on similar shows.

Theatre 2016 conference under fire over inaccessibility

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18 May 2016

Bon Culture has apologised after physical access issues and high ticket costs prompted anger at its conference last week. 

My experience at Theatre 2016

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16 May 2016

Following shocking access at the Theatre 2016 conference, Andrew Miller asks: is this why so few disabled people work in theatre?

Job ladder – Karena Johnson

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28 Apr 2016

From Ovalhouse to Hoxton Hall, Karena Johnson reflects on her career making theatre with cojones.

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